How Troy Baker’s Intense Far Cry 4 Audition Landed Him The Role of Pagan Min

Troy Baker is an actor well known for his performances in video games. Baker played starring roles in titles like The Last of Us, Shadow of Mordor and Bioshock Infinite, and even lent his likeness to the game's protagonist in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

While speaking at a panel during Indy PopCon 2015, Baker recalled how he got his job as Pagan Min in last year's Far Cry 4. While in character and reading his script, Baker explained how an assistant entered the room to check on everyone's coffee, interrupting the session. Instead of starting over, Baker remained in character and threatened the assistant with his best Pagan Min voice. Baker recited what he said during the interview. 

"I said 'I'm sorry, who is this? Who is this walking into this room right now? N-n-n-no no no no, don't leave. Sit down. Have a seat. Please. No no no no, just make yourself comfortable. Would you like some coffee that you brought in, it looks very delicious. Now, here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to murder her right in front of you. I'm going to peel your face off and put it on my own. It'll be the most glorious make over I've ever had".  

You can watch his performance in the video below–skip to 22:32. (via GamesRadar

According to Baker, Ubisoft's team loved what he did and it may have landed him the role as the violet-suited tyrant who murders one of his own henchmen in cold blood during the game's opening sequence. 

Troy Baker will be taking on the role of Revolver Ocelot in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, and played the role of the Arkham Knight in the title of the same name.